WASHINGTON — Perhaps it’s not a surprise to anybody who was outside the past few days, but the Washington region broke weather records on a warm and soggy Christmas Eve.

The National Weather Service reports temperatures at the region’s three airports hit 71 degrees Thursday afternoon.

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport broke 65-degree records set in 1990 and 1982. Dulles International Airport broke a 1982 record of 66. Reagan National Airport broke its 1933 record of 69.

The weather service says the moisture measured in the region’s atmosphere Wednesday evening was the highest recorded in December through April since such records began in 1948, and flash flood watches were in effect Thursday.

On Wednesday, Baltimore received 2.01 inches of rain, breaking the 1907 record of 1.04. Reagan National saw 1.67 inches, to break its 1907 record of 1.3.

Friday was also unseasonably warm, as instead of a white Christmas, D.C. saw a wet one.

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